Bray beaten as skipper breaks the silence
Posted on September 20, 2009
It was the turn of Great Gaddesden to visit fortress Rye Gardens on Sunday and with skipper Josh Peacock taking a punch to the throat in a Sunday morning footy game, strangely things were quiet!
Unfortuneately the want to bat first with the depth and batsmen at his disposal did not come off as opposition skipper Cheese-Man (jnr) won the toss and opted to send his troops out to bat, while the Bray were forced to trudge out onto the field.
James Flecknall and Joe Roff opened the bowling with Flecknall taking a liking to bowling with a new shiny cherry and went for the "if you can't get em' out knock em' out" tactic, frequently putting the ball round the opposition batsmen's ears.
Birthday girl Georgie Coughtrey (now 87) bowled with accuracy and even though we are starting to realising that age is affecting his Shaun Tait-like bowling action, he still has got it... (being the tufts of hair on his head). Anyway, Barm managed to get a 4-for and didn't buy a jug for evading 5, bowling with big time F+G throughout his spell, finishing with figures of 8-1-39-4 with help from 1st team skipper Norris who added some tidy Chris Clarkey like glovework.
Peacock senior, fresh from his involvement in protecting his little brother earlier in the day, during Sunday morning's fracas, bowled towards the end and being unlucky not to pick up a few wickets. Kerins bowled 6 overs for 46 near the end (somehow I think he got some of Barms runs) and Jake truly finished things off in style by going for 35 in 3 overs. NICE! Great Gaddesden ended on 248 with Crawley 98* and Oliver 41 ret. being the main contributors.
Skipper Peacock and the Roff went out to open the innings and Peacock very much took a liking to the buffet Barm style bowling on offer and proceeded to smash 39 before being caught behind off opposite number Cheeseman.
Jimbo hit a quickfire 25 before being stumped. Andy, managing to see straight in stark contrast to the night before (This guy's got some moves) also did his bit with the bat too hitting 51, forging a strong partnership with Kerins who added 29 to give the innings some impetus.
However, when the pair were lost and with the run rate increasing it would be a big ask of the lower order to give it a go, and it wasn't helped by numbers 7 Harris, 8 Coughtrey (who hasn't seen straight for years now) and 9 Barker falling for ducks. Barm and Ryan gave it a good go at 10 and 11 adding 17 and 10 n.o respectively before Jones mowed the grass and was bowled. Bray ending 50 runs short on 198.
After the game, Jake provided entertainment by eating a bowl of salad for £6.20 of his teammates money, and yes it took a very long time but all we can hope is this guy goes for Quorn burgers next time he eats instead of the Big Mac variety. Last game next week and on a personal note, I hope we end it with a win and then maybe go get leathered, NAKED! In the pavilion.......
-- OOOOOOOOOO Barmy, Josh FM has died
- Result: Great Gaddesden CC - 1st XI Won by 54 runs
- Date: Sun 20th Sep 2009 @ 13:00
- Ground: The Rye Gardens
- Type: Friendly
- Scoring: Standard
- Toss: Great Gaddesden CC - 1st XI won the toss and decided to bat
- Highlights: Crawley 98*, Andy Norris 51, Ian Jones 4-39
Source: Eaton Bray Cricket Club
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